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Irish acoustic guitarist Eric Roche is best known for his role as a guitar teacher through his books, magazine articles, workshops and as head of guitar at the Musician's Institute, London, and later head of the Guitar School at The Academy of Contemporary Music (which is now named 'The ACM Eric Roche Guitar School').

He also released three albums (The Perc-U-Lator, Spin and With These Hands) which show both his…

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  • Eric was a fantastic bloke, as well as quite simply the best guitarist I've ever seen. There's a fantastic radio documentary on his life by his brother Brian - available from RTE: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/with_these_hands.html
  • inspirational guitar player, r.i.p
  • The best acoustic guitarist I've ever heard, too bad he died.
  • There's a new Eric Roche CD, Live and Inspirational, which is a recording of a live concert at The Electric Theatre, Guildford. It's a different set from the DVD and eveything from the moment he arrives on stage to when he leaves has been recorded, including all his patter and jokes. It's available from www.sheehans.com. An absolute must for all Eric Roche fans!
  • I really miss reading and attempting to play his pieces in Guitar Techniques. 'With these hands' was such a good album as well. True talent was lost here.

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